Both MPEG LA and Access Advance have launched separate patent licensing pools for the new Versatile Video Codec (VVC).
The two organisations are launching patent pool license schemes after the Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF) failed to find consensus.
“Pooling as a mechanism for patent licensing will make it easier for implementers to bring to market early their devices and services based on VVC,” said Jud Cary, president of MC-IF. “Although it was an MC-IF objective, consensus around a single administrator was elusive. If the result is two pools, this is better than the prospect of an implementer seeking out a licence from each of the 49 holders of VVC-essential patents.”
MC-IF said the VVC Pool Fostering has been modelled on the pool fostering initially developed by DVB and scaled for the 49 holders, which include companies and organisations from Europe, the US and east Asia.
MPEG LA has launched its VVC scheme, while Access Advance launched its scheme last summer.